San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Box Office : Mon-Fri 10AM-6PM : 619-235-0804;
In the many years since its inception in 1910, the San Diego Symphony has become one of the leading orchestras in the United States.
The Symphony offers wide range of concert experiences and performs over 100 concerts each season.
The San Diego Symphony performances include the Masterworks series, offering traditional classical repertoire and featuring such guest artists as
Pinchas Zukerman, Hilary Hahn and Angel Romero; the Winter Pops series, featuring popular guest artists such as Dave Brubeck, Johnny Mathis and Arturo Sandoval,
as well as annual holiday programs; a Family Festival series that presents family-friendly concerts; and the Light Bulb Series, a highly interactive series of
concerts that examine classical music from entertaining and thought-provoking angles. Each year, from July through September, the Symphony presents an outdoor Summer Pops season.
The Summer Pops series mixes classical favorites and pop music in a festive, outdoor atmosphere on San Diego’s picturesque waterfront.
San Diego Symphony Summer Pops Jun-Aug - Embarcadero Marina Park South
San Diego Symphony Hall Sep-May - 750 B Street, Downtown
Street Scene San Diego - SEPT
Coors Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA;
Two days / Two Nights - 45 Great Pop Groups - 6 live stages.
San Diego's highly popular annual modern music festival has been a big event since its inception in 1984. It will feature local and international bands, street entertainers and many specialty food vendors. Crowd capacity could easily exceed 50,000 at this event.
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus
Mandeville Center, UCSD Campus, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093; 858-534-4637;
Join us as we welcome famous guest artists and composers, old friends and new, beginning with an important premiere.
The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Association is a performance ensemble affiliated with UCSD.
The LJSCA is an independent, non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, comprised of volunteer
musicians from all walks of life, including UCSD students, staff and faculty, as well as professional musicians
— a diverse group with exceptional talent and passion for the music it performs.
San Diego Mariachi Festival - July
Since 1999, this live music festival showcase has been sponsored by the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Highlights include the vibrant sounds of mariachi, salsa and Norteno bands along with traditional folk art exhibits and marketplace.
The Mariachi Festival, which draws an average 5,000 music fans from all over North America,
is one of the primary fundraising events for the Chamber’s Scholarship Foundation.
San Diego Opera
San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Avenue, San Diego CA; 619-533-7000;
Frequently ranked as one of the top 10 opera companies in the United States,
The San Diego Opera Company is a widely respected member of the international opera community
and an invaluable cultural resource to the San Diego community.
Acclaimed productions regularly bring internationally renowned artists to perform in San Diego throughout our five month season.
San Diego Opera was founded in 1950 to present San Francisco Opera productions in the San Diego
community, and became a producing company in its own right in 1965 with its first staging of La bohème in the new Civic Theatre.
La Jolla Music Society
Festival Website; 858-459-3728;
Heir to a distinguished tradition reaching back to the Musical Arts Society of La Jolla founded in 1941
presenting the finest classical music and musicians in the world.
Celebrity Series - San Diego Civic Theater.
Revelle Series - presented in an intimate 492-seat facility, and designed for a knowledgeable, discriminating audience.
SummerFest [AUG] - MCASD Sherwood Auditorium in La Jolla.
San Diego Festival Chorus [MAY / DEC]
75 voice chorus with guest soloists and a symphony orchestra performs great classics twice each year.
This East San Diego non-audition chorus is open to all who enjoy the challenge of learning and performing choral classics
and masterworks. Two concerts each year, as well as several outreach concerts, are planned.
Performances include instrumental ensembles and feature vocal solo artists from the greater San Diego area as well as selected members from the chorus.
San Diego Chamber Orchestra
858-350-0290; Orchestra Website;
Features a number of musical performances including the Classic Series, Summer Pops,
and the December Masterpiece Messiah with partners the Bach Collegium San Diego.
Bach Collegium San Diego
619-341-1726; Chorus Website;
Chorus and Orchestra founded in early 2003 by Ruben Valenzuela with the purpose of
enriching the music offerings of San Diego by presenting historically informed performances
of the music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and in particular the music of J.S. Bach.
Spreckles Organ Pavillion - Balboa Park
Open air theatre with the largest pipe organ in San Diego housed in a magnificent landmark structure.
The centerpiece is a 1915 Austin Organ. Summer evening outdoor concert series and and Sunday Afternoons.
SDSU Music Concert Bands
Affiliated with the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts.
Includes the Marching Aztecs - The focal point of Aztec Pride and one of the premier marching bands in California.
San Diego Dixieland Jazz Festival [Late Nov]
Town & Country Resort Hotel; Thanksgiving Weekend;
Five days of great music and fun featuring every taste in classic jazz.
There are large concert rooms with double dance floors and small, intimate "listening" rooms.
The Festival bands represent a wide variety of traditional jazz, dixieland and swing styles.
San Diego Concourse - Downtown
Home to two special event auditoriums that host a number of great performances
of theater, dance, musicals and concerts.
San Diego Civic Theater
East County Performing Arts Center - El Cajon CA
Check for Visiting Dance Companies
The Arts Center showcases the finest local, national and International talent and serves as a creative arts educational resource for
area schools. The theatre also serves as a performance showplace for community organizations, professional producers and corporations.
Check the Calendar of upcoming events.
UCSD Mandeville Auditorium
Showcase for community, school and visiting performing artists in the fields of theater,
music and dance. Check the Calendar of upcoming events.
California Center for the Arts - Escondido
In the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum, patrons can experience original and inspiring exhibitions in one of the
premier visual arts venues in San Diego County. Since its inception, the Museum’s mission has
focused on presenting and collecting the work of local American and Mexican artists.
Check the Calendar of upcoming events.